5 Things We Hate To See In A Drama!

            5 THINGS WE HATE TO SEE IN A DRAMA         

                                     

#5: WEAK FEMALE LEAD

No one wants to see a weak-willed female lead in a drama. Aside from the fact that these type of female leads are shown to be incompetent, they also act as doormats taking all kind of craps from people, from the main lead's bitchy ex and family members to the jerk male lead himself. A female lead who's always crying is annoying.

At first, they try to show them as naive, shy introverts. This is all fine and dandy, because those traits are present in people in real-life. Unfortunately, with advancement of each episode she becomes stupider and stupider. Which makes us lose interest in her since we can't fathom someone actually acting that way.

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#4: EVIL MOTHERS

The evil mothers that we encounter in dramaland would give Disney's evil stepmothers a run for their money. We get that in some twisted way they want the best for their children (maybe?), but the things they do will just make you hate them. Though their presence sometimes is necessary for plot development, it still makes our blood boil the second she appears on screen.

Plus trying to separate our OTPs. That's pretty much a crime.

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#3: STATUE KISSES

Oh, how we despise the statue/frozen kisses. As if waiting for our OTPs to kiss for almost SIX WHOLE EPISODES isn't enough, when they do finally kiss, it's... well, unsatisfactory to say the least. They might as well show two mannequins kissing for all the chemistry we get. And they keep showing the clip for almost a hole minute, making it look like our screen is paused.

Although in new-ish dramas we are starting to get some real kissing, there are still some dramas that haven't moved with the times.

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#2: SECOND LEAD SYNDROME

There's not a single drama viewer who hasn't experienced SLS. We have all gone through it and know how extremely painful it can be. Knowing that ship is never going to sail... sometimes we drop the whole drama because of it. And even if we do complete it, we're never satisfied by it.

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#1: TRAGIC ENDING

One thing every drama-fan wishes for is to their OTP to live happily ever after. So of course one thing we most dread is the sad, tragic, or even bittersweet ending in our drama. Sure it occurs less frequently, but when it does, there's no stopping the tears.

Although it's true that some dramas warrant the sad ending they get, it doesn't make it any less painful to watch. No matter how illogical it seems, every fan wants to see their OTP end up together.

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Which ones do you hate the most?

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    anythingAdrama 8 days ago

    Sorry I have to add diseases. It seemed like 2016 drama cliché was Cancer and it annoyed me to no end.
    Plus I love me an evil mother to a limit

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    Mio 8 days ago

    #5 I hate weak female leads. I like to see stronger woman on my screen, they make drama even more fun. Of course, from time to time, I watch drama with weak female's, but really... I hate when they suffer all kinds of things and just go with it. I hate it!!
    #4 Evil mothers are the worst! They always make our leads suffer and they always think what they are doing is right and good for their child, but IT IS NOT. I can't even count how many times I was screaming and throwing things around while watching them do their thing. UGH
    #2 I HATE ESPECIALLY THIS. To fall in love with 2nd lead character and to even think that he's better with our main girl but at the end they don't end up together. I HATE THAT!
    #1 I stay clear from a drama if I know ending is tragic. But we all need from time to time sad dramas... so I watch melo's and cry too. But am not a fan of them. Again, some dramas are meant to end sad... I don't know... but I've seen two dramas that ended sad but didn't need to. I don't know what was writer thinking!!!

    Honorable mention: Bitchy Second Female Leads - I HATE THEM. Things are changing in dramaland regarding this lately, so I am happy. But, writer's need to make woman, especially second leads stand out more, in a good way, make them likable, like they do it with second male leads. I hope to see second female leads grow even more and stay away from those bitchy ones that we usually see in a drama!

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    Ineta 8 days ago

    I hate, hate, hate, hate the statue kisses. Oh, and also weak female leads.

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    ricky 8 days ago

    Korean dramas really do have to work on the endings.

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    femmedesneiges 8 days ago

    I like tragic endings. It's the best feeling ever when everyone dies in the end.

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    hga2002 8 days ago - edited

    Death by Truck!! In almost every Kdrama!!!!!!

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      displacedmoon 7 days ago

      YES!!! the white truck of death is truly horrible. it's gotten to point that i hold my breath and get super tense whenever any characters are crossing or standing in the street. or when someone is driving their car through an intersection. even though i've seen it hundreds of times, i still jump when someone gets run over.

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    Kadiance 8 days ago
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    Lili 8 days ago - edited

    Definitely #1 and #2.
    If there's a tragic end I might even not start a drama even thoughI'm really interested.
    I had already experienced #2 twice,with sassy go go and who are you school 2015, it's just so painful that I had to drop both dramas by the end and read the reviews of the last episodes online lol
    About the bitch mothers, they are so annoying that I would just fast forward their parts!! I'm currently watching king's daughter and whenever the bitchy slut sister is onscreen I just fast forward so I won't break my TV, 'cause I hate the guts of the slut! hahaha K-dramas can make us passional, can't they? hahaha
    Statue kisses suck, it's just like you wrote, it seems like we paused the video!! C'mon girl move your damn lips!! That's what I want to scream hahaha
    Great article btw!!

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    qtandem 8 days ago - edited

    I hate the bitchy second female lead. I'm tired of the fact that the second male lead is almost always nice and the second female lead is always super evil. At least it seems that in recent dramas the second female lead character is becoming a little more complex, but I hate it when they sell the idea that women are always bitchy to other women when it comes to seducing a man. I HATE it.

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      Mio 8 days ago - edited

      I agree with you! I really hate bitchy second female leads... they always make second male leads likable, but not with female second leads. Of course, thank God, things are changing slowly!

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    Suicidal_Hermit 8 days ago

    #4: EVIL MOTHERS.....currently watching Three Brothers and the mother has already been in every episode I've watched episode 30/70. If I could throw something through my screen to hit her in the head I would!

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    MelimeloAsiafan 8 days ago

    Well you describe it very well but I have to tell that all the cliché in the dramas are sometimes really frustrating. like by example rich jerk guy, bad rich girl, good poor girl,... Sometimes I wish for more different ideas,plots and characters even if I think it's becoming a little better. Sometimes I love cliché sometimes not and the 5 elements you talk about there are definitely not in the cliché that I could like. bad or free ending by exemple I definitely can't. And sometimes i really wish than authors can surprise us and putting the second lead with the actress/actor like in "doctors" I find the main couple so inatractive... And weird...
    And I definitely can't with weak woman lead... I don't see the point of them...

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    aimsat 8 days ago

    ommoooo Writernim you just spoke my mind...I hate 5, 4 & 3...good article (Y)

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    laura 8 days ago

    lol, it's telling that "weak" female lead made the list but jerk male lead didn't

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    Ceki 8 days ago

    #5 pisses me off the most.

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    Melanie 8 days ago - edited

    Even as a melodrama lover, tragic endings really do break my heart. Especially when there's no followup or second season...I weep like a baby. TT
    The main thing that really grates my nerves is asshole male leads. I guess that ties in with SLS but honestly, who would put up with half of these male leads in the real world!? If that's one trope that should be laid to rest, it's that.

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